With Ma mostly out of the limelight except next to Wang, the public only saw him providing her with love, family, and money.
"Baoqiang is from the countryside, he ate lots of bitter," one user wrote, using a common Chinese proverb used to denote suffering in the pursuit of goals. "He earned every penny that you use," they continued in their plea to Ma, "please don't take any of his hard-earned money from him."
Wang was also once recorded saying, "my wife is not easy. She's such a beautiful girl, and yet she was willing to give me two children at a young age. She put down everything for me, of course I need to be a good man."